Why Bloggers and Citizen Journalists Deserve A Shield Law
I have been covering a little bit the Free Flow of Information bill.
Here‘s a great article on Media Shift about the inclusion, or omission, of bloggers and citizen journalists in the bill.
A survey from Middleberg Communications and the Society for New Communications Research released on September 22 found that 66 percent of journalists use blogs to assist in their reporting.
Legislators should add protection for citizen journalists and their sources to the Free Flow of Information Act. Otherwise, one of the key differences between journalists and citizen journalists will be that the latter must operate with no protection for themselves or their sources.